It’s always entertaining to keep tabs on the various goings-on in the world of professional soccer. The athletes are rich, famous, and very skilled. Moreover, they’re generally considered to be among the most attractive people in all sports. That’s probably what makes this list so fun!
We’ve done this type of list before, but it’s time to get a new one out there. If you ask us, it’ll probably be entertaining for you too. After all, there’s nothing more enjoyable than debating who the hottest soccer player is. I am very open to suggestions for this list.
Here are our picks for the hottest male soccer players.
Table of Contents
- 1. Cristiano Ronaldo
- 2. Lionel Messi
- 3. Eden Hazard
- 4. Neymar
- 5. Isco
- 6. James Rodriguez
- 7. Robert Lewandowski
- 8. Sergio Agüero
- 9. Olivier Giroud
- 10. Thiago Silva
- 11. Thomas Müller
- 12. Toni Kroos
- 13. Gerard Piqué
- 14. Philipp Lahm
- 15. David Luiz
- 16. Gareth Bale
- 17. Manuel Neuer
- 18. Steven Gerrard
- 19. Sergio Ramos
- 20. Ricardo Kaka
- 21. Kylian Mbappe Lottin
- 22. Antoine Griezmann
- 23. David De Gea
- 24. Raphael Varane
- 25. Sergio Busquets
- 26. Paul Pogba
- 27. Mesut Ozil
- 28. Mohamed Salah
- 29. Kevin De Bruyne
- 30. Harry Kane
- 31. Son Heung-Min
- 32. Junior Marcelo
- 33. Karim Benzema
- 34. Dele Alli
- 35. Luka Modric
- 36. Philippe Coutinho
- 37. Christian Eriksen
- 38. Zlatan Ibrahimović
- 39. Luis Suarez
- 40. Diego Costa
- 41. David Beckham
- 42. Frank Lampard
- 43. Ronaldinho
- 44. Zinedine Yazid zidane
- 45. Raheem Sterling
- 46. Arjen Robben
- 47. Andrés Iniesta
- 48. Didier Drogba
- 49. Kante
- 50. Thierry Henry
- 51. Romelu Lukaku
- 52. Wayne Rooney
- 53. Paulo Dybala
- 54. Alvaro Morata
- 55. Thibaut Courtois
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos is his full name. Cristiano Ronaldo, or Aveiro, was born on February 5, 1985, in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. He is a Portugal footballer who makes a living as a professional forward for Manchester United and captains the Portugal national team. He’s known for his speed, flexibility, and fitness levels. In 2008, 2012, and 2016, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and IFFHS World Player of the Year in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2013. In addition, he is one of the most illustrious football players in history.
2. Lionel Messi
Full Name: Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini Braña, Jr. (born June 24, 1987) Argentine professional footballer plays as a forward for club Paris Saint Germain and captains the Argentina national team. Lionel Messi possibly the most famous football player in the world. He is popular not only for his skills but also because of his good looks and great body. He has won many accolades with Barcelona, including La Liga titles and UEFA Champions League within his 12 years there. He is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world.
3. Eden Hazard
Full Name: Eden Hazael Hazard was born on January 7, 1991. He is a Belgium professional footballer who plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid. He can play as an attacking midfielder and a winger and has been described as an ad player, quick and skilled player with “great dribbling ability.” He is the captain of the Belgian national team and plays as a winger or attacking midfielder for Real Madrid in Spain. He is regarded as one of the best players of his generation for his creativity, dribbling, and passing.
Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. (born February 5, 1992 in Mogi Mirim) is a Brazilian footballer who plays forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian national team. In 2016, he became the first player to score more than one goal in six consecutive World Cup matches. In 2017, he was announced as the fourth edition of FootBall League’s The Best Award. He is a top-rated player in Brazil. He was named one of the top 20 players globally by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) in 2012 and 2013.
Full Name of Isco : Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez, born on March 28, 1992, is a Spanish footballer who makes a living as a professional attacking midfielder for Real Madrid and the Spain national team. He started his youth football at hometown club Arroyo CP before joining Real Madrid’s youth academy. He plays mainly as an attacking midfielder or a winger. However, he has also been used as a forward or a supporting striker on occasion. He is a Spanish professional footballer who now plays for Real Madrid as an offensive midfielder. He is known for his dribbling skills and technical ability. His nickname is derived from his name “Isco” (which means “witch” in Spanish) due to his ability to ‘cast spells on opponents. Isco was selected in the FIFA World Cup team of the tournament for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He is one of the most popular players globally, especially in Europe, globally, very well known. He’s an incredible talent that has an amazing face and body.
6. James Rodriguez
Full Name: James David Rodríguez Rubio, born on August 21, 1991, is a Colombian professional footballer playing as an attacking midfielder and a winger for the Qatar Stars League club Al-Rayyan and Colombia national team. He was named the best player at 2013 Copa América. He is known for his dribbling skills and exceptional passing ability. James Rodríguez is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid’s Spanish club and captains the Colombian national team, mainly as an attacking midfielder or winger. He won two Copas América with Colombia in 2015 and 2016 and scored the goal that won the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final for his country against the Netherlands. He was named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2014.
7. Robert Lewandowski
Full Name: Robert Lewandowski was born on August 21, 1988, in Warsaw, Poland; he is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for the German club Bayern Munich and the Poland national team. He is regarded as one of the best strikers in the world. He is known for scoring goals, movement off the ball, scoring goals, and is Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012. Lewandowski is regarded as one of the best strikers of all time, as well as one of the most successful players in Bundesliga history, thanks to his positioning, technique, and finishing. For club and country, he has scored over 500 senior goals.
8. Sergio Agüero
Full Name: Sergio Agüero del Castillo, born on June 2, 1988, is an Argentine professional footballer. He has become a striker for Manchester City and the Argentina national team in the past. He is one of the highest-scoring Argentines in history. He has won twenty individual trophies, including five league titles, three of which came at Manchester City. Agüero is an assist provider and has tallied over 200 assists in his career at the club level. He has won the 2012 FIFA Ballon d’Or while also winning many other awards throughout his career, including two Premier League Player of the Month Awards and La Liga Player of the Month in 2012-13. In addition, he was named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2014.
9. Olivier Giroud
Full Name: Olivier Giroud, born on December 30, 1986, is a French professional footballer playing as a striker for Premier League club Arsenal and the France national team. He was named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2014. Giroud became France’s all-time leading goalscorer on June 11, 2018, after he struck an injury-time goal in France’s 3–2 friendly win over Peru at the Estadio Nacional de Lima. He is a versatile striker who plays in defense for Arsenal. He plays well with his back to goal and can also play off a more advanced midfielder.
10. Thiago Silva
Full Name: Thiago Santos Sáenz Peña was born on January 26, 1985, in Santos, Brazil; he is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a defensive for Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He was named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2014. He is an extremely popular player in Brazil. He is the best center back in the world by many people. He’s a very fast, powerful, strong, great defensive midfielder that will not let anyone get by him at all. He is also the captain of the Brazil squad that won Copa América in 2015. In addition, he was awarded the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012 by IFFHS and FIFPro, respectively. He is a natural-born leader and is greatly respected in the dressing room.
11. Thomas Müller
Full Name: Thomas Müller, born on December 13, 1987, is a German professional footballer who plays as a winger for Bayern Munich and the German national team. A versatile offensive player, Müller’s main attributes are his vision and creativity, which often allow him to be involved in the buildup of goals in addition to his accurate finishing ability. He currently holds the record for the fastest goal in FIFA World Cup finals history at 35 seconds. He was named the best young player of the tournament for his performances, receiving the Golden Boy Award. He also scored two goals in six matches during UEFA Euro 2012. Müller was chosen in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2014. In addition, he was awarded the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2014 while also winning many other awards throughout his career.
12. Toni Kroos
Full Name: Toni Kroos, born on January 4, 1990, is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Spanish club Real Madrid and the German national team. He is an attacking midfielder known for his passing and creative abilities and his accurate free-kick taking. In addition, Kroo and players possess “vision and skill on the ball comparable to football legends such as Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane.”
Toni Kroos was included in FIFA’s 2014 World Cup All-Star Team. He was also named to the 2015 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.
13. Gerard Piqué
Full Name: Gerard Piqué Bernabéu, born on February 2, 1987, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a center-back for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team. He serves as co-captain for Barcelona. His versatility on the field, ability to dribble, and passing accuracy have led pundits to describe him as “the complete defender.” Piqué made his professional debut aged 18, and throughout ten seasons, he played in more than 300 official games. He also played for Spain at under-16, under-19, and under-21 levels before making his international debut against South Africa in November 2006. Piqué was selected for the 2008 Olympic Games and the 2014 World Cup. He also represented Spain at Euro 2008 and Euro 2012, winning both tournaments.
14. Philipp Lahm
Philipp Lahm (born March 18, 1983) is a German professional footballer who plays for Bayern Munich and the German national team as a right-back or defensive midfielder. He was named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2014. He is a versatile player, able to play anywhere in defense or midfield. He is also an accurate free-kick and penalty kick taker. Lahm is considered one of the best players of his generation, winning both the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro championship with Germany and every major club honor with Bayern Munich.
15. David Luiz
Full Name: David Luiz Moreira Marinho (born April 22, 1987) is a Brazilian professional footballer for English club Chelsea and captain of the Brazil national team. He plays mainly as a central defender but has also been deployed as a defensive midfielder or right back. He is known for his quickness, long throw-ins, and free kicks, and he can play in several other positions. He joined Chelsea in January 2011 and enjoyed a successful start to his career in England; he won the Champions League and the FA Cup in his first season at the club. He is one of the most famous footballers in the world. They like his personality and like to watch him play football every time.
16. Gareth Bale
Full Name: Gareth Frank Bale (born December 30, 1989) is a Welsh professional footballer who pl (born a winger or forwards for Real Madrid and the Wales national team. He made his first appearance for the team in March 2006 at 16, becoming the youngest player to represent the nation. Bale has become an integral part of Real Madrid’s starting XI, being named the La Liga Best Player in 2012 and 2013, where he also won two Copa del Rey titles. He is now considered one of the best players in world football. His popular among people because he has a great playing ability and is good at running with the ball. Also, he is very speedy.
17. Manuel Neuer
Name in full: Manuel Peter Neuer is a German professional footballer who plays goalie for Bayern Munich and the German national team. He was born on June 27, 1986. He was named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2014. He is best known for his outstanding shot-stopping and ball control. He is widely regarded as the best goalkeeper globally and as one of the greatest ever. He holds the Champions League record for the cleanest sheets (21) and has reached 34 consecutive Champions League clean sheets, eclipsing Iker Casillas’ previous record (17). His performance during UEFA Euro 2012 earned him a spot in the UEFA Team of the Tournament. Sepp Blatter believes him to be one of the best players in the world, stating that he “He is one of the best goalkeepers in football history, not only at this World Cup. He’s incredible.” He has also been described as a “sweeper-keeper.”
18. Steven Gerrard
Name in full: Steven George Gerrard, an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder, was born on July 25, 1981. Gerrard has played for Liverpool since the age of 13. He has been named in three consecutive UEFA Champions League All-Star Teams and was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2008. Gerrard is also one of only eight players to have made over 1,000 career appearances. Recognized for his leadership, Gerrard leads by example and is highly rated as a captain. He has served as Liverpool’s captain since 2004 and took over the role full-time from Jamie Carragher in 2010 following the latter’s retirement. The best thing about him is that if you give him ball and space globally, he can maneuver it and get the team to score a goal at the right time. He has also won six FA Premier Leagues, two FA Cups, two League Cups, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.
19. Sergio Ramos
Full Name: Sergio Ramos González, born October 2, 1982, in El Pozo de la Concepción in the Community of Madrid, Spain, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a center back and captain for Real Madrid and the Spain national team. Ramos is the captain of Real Madrid and has won six La Liga titles. He is renowned for his leadership, positioning, positioning to make tackles. He was named UEFA Club Captain of the Year in 2010–11 and again in 2011–12. Ramos has won the UEFA Champions League twice (in 2014 and 2017) and three UEFA Super Cups (2010, 2012, 2018). Ramos holds the record for most competitive appearances, with 1,060 for Real Madrid.
20. Ricardo Kaka
Full Name: Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, born April 22, 1982, is a Brazilian professional footballer playing as an attacking midfielder for Club Real Marid and the Brazil national team. He is one of the best dribblers in the history of football. He is also a very powerful dribbler. He can attack the ball with both feet effectively. He is recognized as one of the best players of his generation because of his passing and technique. Kaká was named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2006 and 2007 when he was also named in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. At club level, he played for Milan, where he won six Serie A titles and three European Cups.
21. Kylian Mbappe Lottin
Full Name: Kylian Mbappe, born September 24, 1998, is a French professional footballer who plays for Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. Mbappe played for Monaco in Ligue 1 before joining Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. He currently has become one of the best young players in the world. He is one of the fastest players in football. He scored a goal this season is remarkable dribbling ability; his speed is striking. Also, he has excellent,intercontinental, very intercontinental, excellent physical ability. He has also achieved several milestones at a young age, becoming the youngest player to score in Ligue 1 and the Champions League. In addition, he is the only player born in 1998 to have won a UEFA Champions League title. Mbappe has represented France at all youth levels, including under-18, under-19, under-20, under-21 levels. He was part of the French squad that won the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea and is the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion.
22. Antoine Griezmann
Full Name: Antoine Pierre Griezmann, born May 21, 1992, in Lagnes-en-Vimeo, France) is a French footballer who plays as a forward for Atlético Madrid and the France national team. Griezmann is the record goalscorer for the Spanish national team, with 33 goals in 73 appearances. He was named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2018. Griezmann holds the distinction of becoming the first player in history to win both the Europa League and the domestic league and cup double in 2016 and being one of just four players to score two goals in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final.
23. David De Gea
Full Name: David de Gea Quintana, born November 7, 1990, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Manchester United and the Spain national team. De Gea was named in the FIFA World Cup squad for the 2010 tournament at 19. At Manchester United, De Gea is regarded by many pundits, coaches, and players as one of the best keepers in Europe. In recent years, he has often been linked with moves to Spanish and European giants Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Italian club Juventus. His international career is regarded as one of the best to come out of La Roja; he has won six UEFA Euro tournaments. In addition, he has won four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, and one World Club Cup.
24. Raphael Varane
Full Name: Raphael Benitez Varane, born November 17, 1993, is a French professional footballer who plays as a center back for the Spanish club Real Madrid and the French national team. Varane is one of the best defenders globally and was named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2018. Also known as The White ‘Ginger’, his playing style can be described as aggressive, committed, and passionate. He has won four Ligue 1 titles with Lille and three consecutive Champions League with Real Madrid. He was part of the French team that won the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea, and he is one of three players to win both the UEFA Euro and FIFA U-20 World Cup. Varane is regarded as one of the best young defenders in the world by many pundits, coaches, and players.
25. Sergio Busquets
Full Name: Sergio Busquets Sanz, born November 17, 1988, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for club Barcelona and the Spain national team. Also known by the nickname “Busi,” Busquets is regarded as one of the best central midfielders in Europe. He made his debut in 2009 and was part of the historic treble-winning team in 2009–10. The Spaniard has won six La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League. He is regarded as one of the best players of his generation and one of the best defensive midfielders in history. Busquets represented Spain at Euro 2012 and Euro 2016, winning both tournaments. He also participated in two consecutive World Cups (2010 and 2014), helping his country reach the final in 2010 and finishing fourth in 2014.
26. Paul Pogba
Full Name: Paul Labile Pogba, born November 3, 1990, is a French professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the France national team as a central midfielder. He is nicknamed the ‘Le Roi du Psg’ (King of PSG) because of his talent by fans of Paris Saint-Germain. He is also called “Le Boss” by his teammates. Pogba helped to lead Juventus to three consecutive Serie A titles from 2012 to 2014. He became the world’s most expensive player when Manchester United transferred him for €105 million in 2016. He scored eight goals for France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
27. Mesut Ozil
Full Name: Mesut Özil, born October 15, 1988, is a German professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Arsenal and the German national team. Özil is regarded as one of the best playmakers in the world. He has won nine major trophies, including three FA Cups, two Premier League titles, two Bundesliga titles, and a UEFA Champions League title. In addition, he was named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2018. Özil is known for his quick attacking style of play and fine technical ability. A versatile player, he is capable of playing both as a midfielder and as a forward.
28. Mohamed Salah
Full Name: Mohamed Salah Hanna, born June 18, 1992, is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Liverpool and the Egypt national team. He was named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2018. Salah won three consecutive African Cup of Nations with Egypt, becoming their first captain to do so. He was also named African Footballer of the Year in 2017 and 2018. He is the record goalscorer for the Egyptian national team, with 22 goals in 56 appearances. Salah is regarded as one of the best players of his generation and one of the best wingers to have ever played for an African national side. He won the 2017-18 Premier League Player of the Year for scoring 41 goals and providing 31 assists.
29. Kevin De Bruyne
Full Name: Kevin De Bruyne, born March 23, 1990, is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manchester City and the Belgium national team. De Bruyne scored 24 goals for Belgium in 52 appearances. He was named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2018. De Bruyne has won four Eredivisie titles and one KNVB Cup with Wolfsburg. He also won the Eredivisie Golden Boot and KNVB Player of the Year award twice at Wolfsburg. He has won the Premier League Player of the Month award four times. De Bruyne has been named in the UEFA Team of the Year six times, his debut season at Manchester City being one of them. He also received the PFA Young Player of the Year in 2015.
30. Harry Kane
Full Name: Harry Edward Kane, born July 28, 1993, is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team. Since his debut in 2011, he has scored over 100 goals for the Spurs, making him one of the best strikers in the world. He has twice finished as the top scorer in the Premier League, and a third time finished as runner up to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah. Kane also won two Premier League Golden Boots with Harry Kane and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah to comely.
31. Son Heung-Min
Full Name: Son Heung-min Kim (Hangul: 손흥민; born January 25, 1991), is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the South Korea national team. He is considered to be one of the finest players in Asia. He was an integral part of the 2016 AFC Asian Cup title when his goal gave South Korea a 1–0 win over Japan. He was highly rated for a youngster and impressed with his ability to create goals, agility, and technique. In addition, he is known for his dribbling skills, pace, and physical strength.
32. Junior Marcelo
Marcelo Vieira da Silva Jnior’s full name is Marcelo Vieira da Silva Jnior, and he was born on May 19, 1991. He is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays left defender for both Real Madrid and Brazil. He is known for his exceptional pace and stamina, which allows him to cover the flank effectively. On August 11, 2008, he broke the record of youngest player to play in a Serie A match (18 years and 25 days) and the youngest field player (18 years and 164 days), following in his older brother’s footsteps; Cristiano Ronaldo previously held this record. Marcelo is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid’s Spanish club and the Brazil national team as a left-back. The full-Cristiano Ronaldo previously held this record015, 2016. According to the publication, he was also awarded the Silver Ball by Placar Magazine in 2009, being the second-best player under 21 years old.
33. Karim Benzema
Full Name: Karim Zouheir Benzema, born December 16, 1985, is a French professional footballer who plays for the Spanish club Real Madrid and the France national team. He is nicknamed Benzema by French fans and Zou-Zou by his teammates. He is known for his ability to score spectacular goals, his finishing, playmaking, dribbling skills, and his strength in the air. As of 2018, he is France’s all-time top scorer in official competitive international matches with 35 goals. In addition, he has won 28 major trophies, including five league titles, three league cups, and the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League.
34. Dele Alli
Full Name: Dele Alli, born November 7, 1997, is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. He has also played for the England national team’s Under-21s and Under-19s. Alli is one of the most talented young footballers in the world. He was named as the ‘Young Player of the Year by Sky Sports and The Times in 2015 and 2016, respectively. He’s only 21 years old, which makes him one of the youngest players on this list. As a young player, he’s already signed a five-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur.
35. Luka Modric
Full Name: Luka Modrić, born May 5, 1987, is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Spanish club Real Madrid and the Croatia national team. He has been described as one of the best midfielders of his generation and one of the best Croatian footballers in history. He has been named Croatian Footballer of the Year a record-tying five times. He was also chosen as the UEFA Best Player in Europe for 2012 and then awarded with the FIFA Ballon d’Or Silver Award. In September 2017, he was named by “The Guardian” as one of the 100 best players in the world.
36. Philippe Coutinho
Full Name: Philippe Coutinho Correia, born June 12, 1992, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Barcelona and the Brazil national team as an attacking midfielder or winger. He is considered one of the most effective consideredplayer one young players in the world.playerho won the Golden Boy Award in 2012. He is also known for his dribbling skills, passing range, set-piece accuracy, and score from midfield.
37. Christian Eriksen
Full Name: Christian Dannemann Eriksen, also known as Chris, was born on February 11, 1992. He is a professional footballer from Denmark who plays as an offensive midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur in England and the Danish national team. In 2014, He was ranked the eighth-best player in Europe by Bloomberg. In 2016, Eriksen was given the title of Copa América Best Young Player after helping Denmark finish as runners-up at the Copa América Centenario. In 2008, He debuted for the senior national team in March 2010 and amassed over 90 caps. In addition, in 2012, 2013, and 2017, he was awarded Danish Football Player of the Year. Eriksen is widely considered Denmark’s best player and one of the best players of his generation.
38. Zlatan Ibrahimović
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish professional footballer who captains the Sweden national team and plays as a striker. He was born on October 3, 1981. A prolific goalscorer, he is currently the second-highest goalscorer of all time in the UEFA Champions League. He has scored over 500 senior career goals for club and country. He was named Swedish Football Player of the Year in 11 consecutive years (2003–2013). He has been awarded Guldbollen (the Golden Ball), given to the Swedish player of the year, a record ten times, including nine consecutive times from 2007 and 2015. He has been awarded the FIFA World Player of the Year award twice, in 2009 and 2010. He has also been named the best player globally by FIFA, first in 2008 and again in 2017.
39. Luis Suarez
Luis Alberto Suárez Dáz (full name: Luis Alberto Suárez Dáz) is a Uruguayan striker who currently plays for Atlético de Madrid and the Uruguay national team. He was born on April 24, 1987. Often considered one of the best players and strikers in the world. Suarez has scored over 100 goals for club and country since making his debut in 2007, including 31 goals in La Liga in the 2013–14 season, winning the European Golden Shoe. He is the first Uruguayan player to win two Copa América tournaments, having won the 2011 edition in Argentina and the 2015 edition in Chile. He is also the first Uruguayan to win two Olympic medals, silver at London 2012 and a bronze at Rio 2016. He is also the top scorer in the Copa América Centenario, with six goals.
40. Diego Costa
Name in full: On June 5, 1988, Diego da Silva Costa, also known as “El Nino,” was born. He is a Spanish professional footballer who captains the Spain national team and plays as a striker for Chelsea in England. He is known for being a prolific goalscorer with an eye for goal. His playing style has led some commentators and football pundits to compare him to former Brazil striker Ronaldo due to his similarly aggressive and physical playing style. He is known for his direct running and strength while also having the good technical ability. He scored over 100 goals in two seasons for Atlético Madrid and was part of the Spanish squad that won the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
41. David Beckham
David Robert Joseph Beckham, OBE (born May 2, 1975) is a retired English professional footballer who played in the Premier League for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, and Milan. He was captain of the England national team for four years. Becoming one of Manchester United’s most successful players in terms of trophies won, he was awarded the freedom of the Borough of Wigan in 2006. He announced his retirement at the end of the 2012–13 season. However, in his final game for Paris Saint-Germain in the Ligue 1 title game, he is considered a player.
42. Frank Lampard
Full Name: Frank James Lampard, Jr. (born December 8, 1979, in Barking, England) is an English footballer who plays for the England national team as a midfielder. He previously played for Chelsea and was Chelsea’s captain from 2005 to 2014 and captained or played over 1,000 times for the club. His prolific career has seen him play in 125 English league games and score 38 goals, making him the club’s fourth-highest goalscorer of all time. He is the fifth-highest English scorer and was named PFA Young Player of the Year in 2001–02. In addition, he was voted Chelsea’smost outstandingt player ever by two separate Chelsea fan polls.
Full Name: Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, born March 21, 1980, in Porto Alegre, is a Brazilian footballer. He began playing for Grêmio, where he won the Copa Libertadores and moved to Europe to play for Paris Saint-Germain in 2001. He then moved to Barcelona in 2003, where he would play for the next four years and win two La Liga titles, the UEFA Champions League, and two FIFA Club World Cups. In 2008, he signed a contract with Milan. While playing for Milan, Ronaldinho won two Serie A titles, one Italian Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, and the UEFA Champions League. On July 15, 2010, Ronaldinho signed a four-year deal with FC Barcelona. Heplayedanutstanding acrucialy role in his first season at the club in winning the 2010–11 La Liga title, their tenth league title in twelve seasons. In 2013 he helped Barcelona to their first European treble of La Liga/Copa del Rey/Uefa Champions League.
44. Zinedine Yazid zidane
Zinedine Yazid Zidane, better known by his nickname “Zizou,” is a former French footballer and current Real Madrid manager. Widely One of the most illustrious players, He was a member of the France national team that won the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship. In addition, he is the only player in history to have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award twice, and the Ballon d’Or, also twice. He is currently the manager of Real Madrid. In a frequently disrupted career by injuries, he was a marvel of footballing grace on the field. He is also one of only two men to have won the UEFA Champions League s a player and a coach, which he achieved with Real Madrid in 2014.
45. Raheem Sterling
Name in full: Raheem Sterling is an English footballer who plays as a winger for Manchester City in the Premier League and the England national team. Raheem first came to prominence with his performances on loan at Derby County, where he made his debut. He joined Manchester City in 2010, where he has won numerous trophies, including four consecutive league titles. In addition, Raheem was the leading goal scorer for England at Euro 2016.
46. Arjen Robben
Name in full: Arnoldus Johannes Robben, a professional footballer from the Netherlands, was born on January 24, 1984. for the German club, Bayern Munich, and is captain of the Netherlands national team. He primarily plays as a left-winger. Making a name for himself as a product of the Groningen youth system, Robben transferred to PSV after revealing his talent at Euro 2004. Before moving to Chelsea, he spent three years there winning two league titles and an FA Cup before returning to PSV. He was named Dutch Footballer of the Year in 2006 and 2009 but lost his crown to Robin van Persie in 2010. Robben joined Bayern Munich in 2012, contributing to their victory of both the 2013–14 Bundesliga and the 2014 DFL-Supercup. Since returning to the Netherlands national team, he has become a mainstay of their offense, earning over 100 caps since 2008.
47. Andrés Iniesta
Name in full: Andrés Iniesta Luján, a Spanish professional footballer, playing as a central midfielder for Japanese club Vissel Kobe and the Spain national team, was born on May 11, 1984. He spent most of his career in Barcelona. He made his first-team debut in 2002, scoring two goals on his first competitive appearance with the first team. He began playing regularly during the 2004–05 season and continued to do so for the following six seasons. After Cesc Fàbregas retired in 2014, he was handed the vacant number 8 shirt for Barcelona. On March 8, 2014, Iniesta won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award first in his career. Later that year, he was also named the IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker, the ninth time he had won the award.
48. Didier Drogba
Full Name: Didier Yves Drogba de Ritter (born February 23, 1978) is a retired Ivorian professional footballer who played as a striker. He spent most of his career playing for Chelsea and was captain from 2004 to 2012. Drogba is often regarded as one of the top strikers in the world of his generation and was twice voted the Premier League’s Player of the Season. In addition, he holds the record for the most goals scored in a single Barclays Premier League season: 27. Drogba is also one of Chelsea’s highest goalscorers and has won several awards, including two FA Cups, four League Cups, and the UEFA Champions League.
N’Golo Kanté is a professional French footballer conscience effectively considered a midfielder for Chelsea in the Premier League and the France national team. He was named as the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and included in the PFA Team of the Year in each of his first two seasons at Chelsea, winning a Premier League title and an FA Cup in that time. Kante is known for his high work rate, stamina, tackling ability, and ball-winning skills. He is also described as a midfielder who “cannot be knocked off the ball easily” due to his “toughness” and can make box-to-box moves.
50. Thierry Henry
Full Name: Thierry Daniel Henry, nicknamed “Zizou,” is a former French professional footballer and manager. He played as a forward and spent his entire career with Arsenal and the France national team. He was named the FIFA World Player of the Year twice, in 2004 and 2005. He also won the Ligue 1 titles of 2000–01 and 2002–03, a Serie A title, and the UEFA Champions League title in 2003–04; he was also the 2005–06 Champions League runner-up. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. He was known for his dribbling skills and ability with either foot and is widely one of the greatest football players in the world.
51. Romelu Lukaku
Full Name: Romelu Michaël Gerard “Rom” Lukaku Bašta is a Belgian professional footballer playing for Premier League club Everton and the Belgium national team. While playing for Anderlecht, he won the 2011–12 Belgian Pro League golden ball award, the Belgian Golden Shoe, and the 2012–13 Belgian First Division golden shoe, among other awards. In 2013, Lukaku was no longer with the club to Everton for a reported £28 million. He scored 25 goals in 37 appearances for Everton over the season. In the 2014–15 season, he scored 18 Premier League goals in 34 appearances and scored a 4-0 victory over Arsenal at Goodison Park. He was Everton’s top scorer in the 2015–16 season with 15 league goals in 31 appearances.
52. Wayne Rooney
Full Name: Wayne Mark Rooney, Jr., also known as Wayne Rooney, is the record goalscorer for the England national team and Manchester United with 253 goals in all competitions. His 200 Premier League goals make him the seventh-highest scorer in Premier League history. Rooney made his international debut in August 2003 at the age of 17, becoming the youngest player to represent England (a record since broken by Theo Walcott). He is currently England’s highest ever goal scorer with 53.
53. Paulo Dybala
Full Name: Paulo Roberto Dybala Díaz (born July 18, 1994) is an Argentine professional footballer playing as a striker for the Italian club Juventus and the Argentina national team. With 28 goals in all competitions in 2017, he was named by UEFA as the best young player in Europe. After a successful start to his career in Italy, Dybala joined Juventus in 2015. On August 29, 2017, he scored the only goal of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final.
54. Alvaro Morata
Alvaro Domecq Morata (born February 1, 1992) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Chelsea in the Premier League and the Spanish national team. Although he was promoted to the first-team squad at Real Madrid in 2009, I spent two seasons with the reserve squad with no chances to play. He spent his final season with Granada, scoring 19 goals in 35 games. Morata signed for Juventus on loan during the 2012–13 season, scoring nine goals in 29 games across all competitions. During his time with Real Madrid, Morata was capped twice by Spain, serving as the team’s captain during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
55. Thibaut Courtois
Thibaut Nicolas Marc Courtois (born May 11, 1992) is a Belgian professional football goalkeeper who plays for Real Madrid and the Belgium national team. As of 2018, he is one of five players to have won all three major UEFA club competitions and the only player to have won the Champions League with two clubs. A full international since 2010, he was selected in Belgium’s squad for the 2018 World Cup. He has also played at Euro 2012, Euro 2016, and Euro 2020, reaching the final in 2016.